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Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.

FIFA Refuses To Examine New Evidence Of Alleged Bribes Offered By Qatar to Win World Cup 2022 Bid

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In a shocking revelation, The Guardian newspaper reports that Michael Garcia, FIFA’s lead ethics investigator, has opted not to examine documents revealed in The Sunday Times explosive report. Garcia is in the process of finishing a comprehensive report on the … Continue reading

FIFA Prepared to Combat Match Fixing At World Cup In Brazil, Says Exec

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FIFA have been notified by the governing body’s internal security representatives that the World Cup is under threat from match fixers, according to a report in The Daily Mail newspaper. Ralf Mutschke, FIFA’s head of security and a former Interpol … Continue reading

BBC and ITV Will Win UK Broadcast Rights to World Cup 2018 and 2022, Says Report

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The BBC and ITV will split broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in the UK per a report in the Telegraph.  The other contenders, including Sky Sports and BT Sport, have dropped out of the running. For ITV, … Continue reading

Rickie Lambert In Talks to Join Liverpool From Southampton For £9million

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Liverpool are reported to be in-line for a shock swoop for Rickie Lambert  The 32 year-old Southampton striker could provide critical depth for the Reds as they prepare to compete in the UEFA Champions League for the first time in … Continue reading

Arsenal Defender Bacary Sagna Confirms He’s Leaving Club

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One of the worst kept secrets in English football has now been officially confirmed by the player. Bacary Sagna’s Arsenal career has ended. “It’s no longer a secret: I’ll leave Arsenal,” Sagna told L’Equipe. “They tried to make an effort, … Continue reading

England Needs to Play Like Liverpool in the World Cup, Says Paul Scholes

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Livepool’s scintillating brand of soccer brought them within a whisker of a Premier League title this season. In the process, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge all emerged as great hopes for England in a World Cup year. The … Continue reading

Liverpool Have Made a £16million Bid For Highly-Rated Spanish Left Back

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Liverpool have made a bid worth £16 million to Sevilla for Alberto Moreno, according to published reports. The Reds have had a revolving door of left-backs over the course of the past few seasons with veterans Jose Enrique and Ally … Continue reading

Luis Suarez Likely to Make Uruguay Return Against England in World Cup

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Luis Suarez has told his Liverpool teammates he will be fit to face England in Uruguay’s second group game in this summer’s World Cup against England. Suarez underwent a minor operation last week following a knock he picked up in … Continue reading

Real Madrid to Pay Tottenham £6.5million After Gareth Bale Wins Champions League

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Gareth Bale is no longer the €100 million man. With Real Madrid’s triumph in the UEFA Champions League Final, the price of the Welsh international has risen to about €110 million with bonuses, according to a report in the Spanish … Continue reading

Manchester United Close to Signing Brazil And Atletico Madrid Defender Miranda, Says Report

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Manchester United are close to securing a deal to sign Atletico Madrid and Brazilian defender Miranda, according to a report in the Spanish press. Manchester United’s defensive overhaul looks set to begin with the signing the centre back. The 29-year … Continue reading

AC Milan Set to Sack Clarence Seedorf and Replace Him With Filippo Inzaghi, Say Reports

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If reports in Italy’s three sports papers Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport are to be believed, AC Milan is going from one legendary player to another as manager. The club looks to chop and change managers again by … Continue reading

Leicester City Transfer Rumors: Foxes Planning Busy Summer After Signing 4 Players

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Leicester City’s return to the Premier League will have significance as, after six seasons without representation from the East Midlands, one of England’s football rich regions returns to the top flight. The ownership of the club by Thai billionaire Vichai … Continue reading

West Ham United to Sign Argentine Striker Mauro Zarate On 3-Year Deal

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West Ham United are on the verge of securing a three-year deal with Mauro Zárate, who will return to the Premier League after a six year absence. The Argentine striker led his domestic league in scoring last season and returns … Continue reading

Why QPR’s Return to the Premier League Should be Different This Time

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Queens Park Rangers (QPR) secured a quick return to the Premier League with a 1-0 playoff final victory over Derby County at Wembley on Saturday. The victory may have appeared undeserved on the surface, but it owed itself to a … Continue reading

Why Jurgen Klinsmann’s Decision to Cut Landon Donovan From World Cup Team Is A Wise One

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USMNT Head Coach Jürgen Klinsmann made a courageous decision today that will move the sport of soccer forward in the United States. The US Men’s National head coach and technical director dropped Landon Donovan from his 23-man World Cup squad, … Continue reading

Saturday’s Championship Playoff Final Worth £134 Million to Winner: Preview

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The world’s most lucrative single soccer fixture will take place Saturday at Wembley as Derby County and Queens Park Rangers (QPR) will fight for a spot in the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League. It’s a one-off match with implications unlike any … Continue reading

Review of Futebol Nation Book By Author David Goldblatt

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David Goldblatt has done it again. His 2007 masterpiece The Ball is Round is the most definitive and analytical global history of soccer ever written. That work looked at every corner of the globe the development of the sport, the … Continue reading

Paul Scholes Offers Advice On How to Get the Best Out Of Wayne Rooney At World Cup 2014

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Paul Scholes has chastised Wayne Rooney and given some advice to England manager Roy Hodgson as the 2014 World Cup approaches. Scholes, who played for eight and a half seasons with Rooney at United and recently coached him for a … Continue reading